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Are Facials Worth the Cost for Treating Acne Scarring?

If you have acne scarring, you’re probably looking for a non-surgical way to smooth away and fill in minor marks or deep scars.

Esthetician facials and microdermabrasion can greatly improve acne scarring, and there are a number of other cosmetic procedures that can also help. Read on to learn whether facials are worth the cost when it comes to treating acne scars.

SilkPeel Chemical Peel for Acne

Acne Treatments & Solutions in San Diego | Dr. Aeria Chang, Beatitude Aesthetic Medicine (619) 280-1609.

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SilkPeel is a unique treatment that combines microdermabrasion with patented “Dermalinfusion” technology. The surface of the skin is exfoliated away to reveal newer, fresher skin.

Once the old skin cells have been removed, scars are less visible and skin texture appears smoother. This resurfacing treatment works well for those with hyperpigmentation (sun spots and melasma), acne, and acne scarring.

HydraFacial for Acne and Rehydration

Though this treatment won’t minimize acne scarring, preventing acne from happening in the first place is what HydraFacial is best at. This complete skin treatment deep cleans pores, removing blackheads, excess oil, and dead skin. Once exfoliated, this treatment offers the benefit of hydration and nourishment from hyaluronic acid, vitamins, peptides, and/or exfoliating AHA or BHA acids.

VI Peel Original or PURIFY with Precision Plus for Acne

Reduce the appearance of acne scars and hyperpigmentation with this soothing and highly effective peel. This peel is known for smoothing skin texture, promoting clear skin, soothing redness and irritation, and repairing acne scars.

Photodynamic Therapy for Acne

This type of phototherapy (light-based) treatment uses medications called photosensitizers along with a special type of light and oxygen. Once the light reacts with the topical medication, acne bacteria are killed.

Even severe acne responds very well to this treatment. It is often a viable alternative to taking oral anti-acne medications such as Accutane. Several treatments are needed to achieve full results.

Laser Skin Resurfacing for Acne

This procedure is done by Dr. Aeria Chang and involves careful use of the Fraxel Dual laser to target acne scarring and the hyperpigmentation left from acne breakouts.

This laser also provides a smoother skin texture in the treated areas. The entire face does not need to be treated; only the areas of concern are treated. Several treatments are needed to achieve full results.

Fractional Radiofrequency – SkinFinity Laser for Acne

Fractional RF is a type of laser that is especially effective in treating skin ailments such as acne scarring, brown spots, fine lines & wrinkles, stretch marks, and rough skin texture.

This laser-resurfacing device is safe for all skin types and is highly effective in reducing atrophic and non-keloidic hypertrophic acne scars. A full-face treatment takes just 5 minutes! A series of treatments are needed (spaced out 4-6 weeks apart).

Acne Treatments & Solutions in San Diego

Dr. Aeria Chang is an expert in treating active acne breakouts, preventing new breakouts, and improving acne scarring.

With over 12 years of experience specializing in acne treatment, you can trust her to improve your skin and boost your self-confidence.

For minor scarring, facials can greatly improve your appearance and cost about $150 each. The laser treatment packages described in this article cost about $1899 and are designed for deeper, more dramatic results to treat minor, moderate, and severe acne scars.

Are these treatments worth it? Our clients love the results and say they’re worth every penny!

If you’re ready to face the world with clearer, smoother skin, contact Beatitude Aesthetic Medicine today. Our text/call in number is (619) 280-1609.

We look forward to helping you look and feel your best!

Patient Stories Dr. Chang has an eye for symmetry and aesthetics. I went in for a consultation to have fillers under my eyes. Instead I was educated on my facial anatomy. I agreed to some fillers in my forehead and cheeks instead and could not be more pleased with the outcome.
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